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SYBA SY-ADA20121 USB 3.0 to 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: My initial review was negative since I couldn't get anything to work on either USB 2 or 3. I since traced it back to a bad USB cable. When I tried another one (from a Seagate USB 3 drive), then this case started working well. With the bad cable, the drive would always start up, but won't connect sometimes, or would corrupt the transfers. It's been pretty solid since changing to a different cable.

Cons: The cases a a good fit for the large height laptop drives (17mm), but they are a bit loose for standard height drives (12mm). I wouldn't want to transport the 12mm drives in the case. Good for the office, not for the road.

SYBA SY-ADA20121 USB 3.0 to 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: None

Cons: Not to be trusted. I was only able to get Seagate drives to be recognized. I could read from them, but when I went to write, it would throw and error message about "Windows delayed write error" and kick the drive off the machine. It would also remove other drives mounted on the same card. Win XP system. I downloaded the latest drivers and same issue. Wouldn't mount some hard drives at all. Lights would come on and drive would spin up, but nothing appeared in windows.

SYBA USB 3.0 4-port PCI-Express x1 Controller Card, VLI VL80x Chip Model SD-PEX20133
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: None

Cons: So many troubles, where to begin. It loaded the original drivers ok, so I was hopeful, but it immediately threw a "bus overload on USB error" when I plugged in one externally powered hard drive. I rebooted and tried a few different things with the same results. I then downloaded the drivers from the site listed on the instructions and installed those. They too installed ok and I was able to get one Seagate drive to show up. I then tried two different Rosewell cases with 2 different drives. NOTHING shows up at all, but the drives made the usual sound and lights as if they were operating properly. I reconfigured and got my Rosewell cases working on my other (generic) 4 port USB3 just fine (again). I was able to plug in a 2nd Seagate drive (both were 3TB) and they were both recognized. I then tried to plug in a Seagate portable (bus powered) driver. No joy. I was able to read from both externally powered drives.

Other Thoughts: As soon as I went to write to one of the Seagates, I got a "delayed write error" and the drive disappeared from view. Couldn't get it to reconnect again even on different ports. Then a few minutes later the other Seagate also disappeared. NO CONFIDENCE in the board. My other 2 generic USB3 boards have worked just fine, both from Newegg, but not available anymore.


Jeff D.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeff D.

Date Joined: 04/06/07

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 08/19/12
  • Last Review: 08/23/12
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